Dr. Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is Professor of Music and Music Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a Fulbright Scholar, he was also Visiting Professor at the Orff Institute and Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. A graduate of the University of Arizona, the New England Conservatory, and Emory University, Dr. Johnson completed his Orff Levels and apprenticeship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Central Connecticut State University, and Georgia State University. A certified Orff Levels instructor (basic pedagogy, recorder, and movement), he has been a teacher-educator for two decades, having presented courses and workshops throughout the world. Dr. Johnson is also an international authority on general music education with a focus on music listening and integrated arts education. His publications include several books, book chapters, and numerous articles in eminent research journals.


Joshua Block

Joshua Block is in his 22nd year teaching music and movement at public and private schools. He currently teaches Pre-K through eighth-grade music at All Saints’ Episcopal Day School in Phoenix. Joshua is a Past President of AZ Orff and teaches movement classes for Orff-Schulwerk certification courses at several locations across the country.  He has also completed his Kodály certification and is a Past President of the Arizona Kodály Teachers Society. He is a past member of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association Board of Trustees and has presented sessions at the AOSA National Conference. He is a frequent presenter at Orff Chapters around the country and has presented for the Chinese Orff-Schulwerk Association in Beijing and Chengdu. Joshua has articles published in Reverberations and the Orff Echo. He is a past director of the Cadet Choir for the Phoenix Boys Choir and has taught classes in music, dance, and creativity at Arizona State University. He is the worship leader at Valley View Bible Church.

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